Dan Rhatigan of Monotype to Present at TYPO San Francisco On Teamwork in Type Design

Monotype’s Type Director Dan Rhatigan will present “The Feedback Loop: Teamwork in Type Design,” on Thursday, April 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco

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A 1954 memo from the Monotype Drawing Office, in which Stanley Morison approved test prints of the latest extension to the Gill Sans family, which flourished long after the death of its designer, Eric Gill, in 1940.

A 1954 memo from the Monotype Drawing Office, in which Stanley Morison approves test prints of the latest extension to the popular Gill Sans family, which flourished long after Eric Gill passed away i

“Big type projects, especially those that predated digital drawing tools, required a collaborative rhythm, a creative process involving contributions from more people than just a named designer,” said Monotype’s Dan Rhatigan

(PRWEB) March 31, 2014

Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype, will present at TYPO San Francisco, a two-day conference focused on design, culture and society. His lecture, “The Feedback Loop: Teamwork in Type Design,” will examine how big type projects often require multiple contributors and how that collaboration affects the rhythm of the creative process. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.

Rhatigan will discuss how type projects, especially those that predated digital drawing tools, required contributions from more people than just a named designer. He will show the evolution of the Gill Sans® family from the styles conceived by Eric Gill to those produced in-house by Monotype draftsmen and technicians. As one of the more fully documented examples of the collaborative evolution of a design, Rhatigan will provide drawings, samples and correspondences of the Gill Sans design from the Monotype archive.

This year’s conference theme is “Rhythm,” which will explore the cadence of the creative process, the underlying tempo of inspiration, and the beats of the design experience. To learn more about how Rhythm affects Rhatigan’s work, see his Rhythm Remarks Q&A. For more information about TYPO San Francisco, visit http://typotalks.com/sanfrancisco/.

About Monotype
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces – including the Helvetica®, Frutiger and Univers® families – as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at http://www.monotype.com.

Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Gill Sans is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2014 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.


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